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Chopin: Trois Nouvelles Etudes, No. 2 in Ab Major

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  1. John Robson

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    Chopin: Trois Nouvelles Etudes, No. 2 in Ab Major

    I feel like my upper lip is pretty stiff today, so I'll go ahead an attempt a little Chopin. (Shudder!) I've known this Etude since I was a teenager (50 years ago), but I haven't heard it played by many others. The interpretation is my own. I hope it's not ridiculous. It's almost impossible for me to play chords softly in the middle register of my piano, but I did the best I could with what I had to work with.

    Chopin - Trois Nouvelles Etudes, No. 2 in A-flat Major
     
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    Not ridiculous at all. It's nice, and it is up!
     
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    Very nice recording (and interpretation). It´s accurate and expressive. What do you want more. May be it could have a bit more flow.
     
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    Ab Etude

    Thanks for listening. I agree that it should have a bit more flow. My only excuse is it's difficult to play those middle register chords softly on my piano. It seems to be getting worse with age. By the way, Musicusblau, I went to your site and listened to several of your recordings. I'm impressed!
     
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    It's commandingly and convincingly played, but a bit on the heavy side. Wit a little more light and shade, or give and take, this would have been just right. Your piano's sound seems to suit this piece well.
     

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